MORE LOST GEMS FROM THE SOUND OF MEMPHIS - VARIOUS ARTISTS
Deep deep work from an under-tapped reservoir of soul – the legendary Sounds Of Memphis label – a key contemporary of Stax Records, but one with a huge amount of material that never got issued at the time! This excellent set corrects that fact, by bringing forth a batch of material that's almost all fresh here for the first time ever – and mixed with just a few rare SOM singles that were issued in the early 70s – all cuts that really show the righteous power of this tiny little label! There's a fair bit of artists here who touched the scene with work in other ways, and others we're really hearing for the first time ever in their company – an amazing picture into the mighty Memphis scene at the time, in a treasure trove of southern soul, deep ballads, and even a few funky numbers too. 22 tracks in all – and titles include "You're Using Me" by Rudolph Taylor, "You Don't Love Me" by Tommy Raye, "A Great Big Thing" by Carroll Lloyd, "Tempted" by Marjorie Ingram, "Hold On Hold Out" by George Jackson, "That's Why I Keep Her" by William Bollinger, "Since My Baby Left Me" by Dan Greer, and "Lost In A Dream" by Vision. ~ Dusty Groove
ANN NESBY - LIVING MY LIFE
Ann Nesby is known as the Queen of Inspirational Soul. The former lead singer for Sounds of Blackness has a notable solo career in her own right with six (6) Grammy nominations to her name. With Living My Life Ann joins ranks with Arrow Records to expand the message of 'music that pierces the heart' with a diverse collection of songs containing a common thread her uplifting songs and her one of a kind voice. American Idol's Randy Jackson called her one of the best singers in the known world and it holds true today. Tracks include: Living My Life, Remember, Through With You, Point Of View, This Is The Love, Cannonball, Higher, Alright, In The Morning, I See Beyond, and Living My Life (Terry Hunter’s Bang Sunday Remix).
LARRY MUNOZ - LAZ JAZZ
Jazz musician Larry Munoz. created the Laz Jazz project because he wanted to provide music that is both unique and appealing to those who enjoy contemporary jazz. His primary influences are David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, and The Rippingtons. Munoz plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxes, and also Clarinet. Playing alongside Munoz is a line-up of outstanding musicians who helped him nail down the 5 tracks, along with the sound engineer (John Wroble) who recorded, mixed, and mastered them: Nicole Pesce on Piano and Keybaord is a monumentally talented and versatile pianist/keyboardist who has performed for Muhammed Ali, Ricky Martin, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lewis, and George Bush, Sr, to name a few. Mel Brown on Bass who has toured with jazz saxophonist, Eric Marienthal, for 2 years, is a two-time Grammy Award winner, played on 10 number one singles and 6 number one albums.Perry Senn on Drums and Percussion is an excellent, highly energetic and well-rounded drummer, endorsed by Rob Chiarelli, David Garfield, and Chris Colangelo. Also appearing on the album are Lisa Munoz and Dan Reed. Tracklist: The Journey Begins, Funk Latte, Dad's Blues, Doom Sammich, and Just Before (Something Happens).